From Luke Combs' performance with Tracy Chapman to Taylor Swift's 13th (and 14th!) Grammy win, here are all the best moments from the 2024 Grammys
The 2024 Grammy Awards went off without a hitch!
Music's biggest night did not disappoint when it came to delivering powerful performances that kept viewers glued to their seats (and A-list audience members up dancing).
Luke Combs Performs 'Fast Car' with Tracy Chapman
Luke Combs and Tracy Chapman had the audience on their feet (and reaching for tissues) with their performance of Chapman's "Fast Car." Combs' cover of the song also received a nomination for best country solo performance at this year's ceremony.
Miley Cyrus Wins Her First Grammy
Miley Cyrus won her first Grammy for best pop solo performance for "Flowers," and she made the entire moment even more iconic by asking Mariah Carey — who presented her with the trophy — to stand next to her.
"This MC Is gonna stand by this MC," Cyrus said, adding, "this is just too iconic."
Cyrus went on to tell a story about a butterfly, which is also the name of Mimi's sixth studio album.
Billie Eilish and Finneas Perform 'What Was I Made For?'
Billie Eilish and her big brother Finneas delivered a touching performance of their hit from the Barbie soundtrack. The song went on to win song of the year later in the night.
Lizzo and Sza Have a Bestie Moment
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 5, 2024
Lizzo had a ball presenting her friend SZA with the best R&B song gramophone. The two shared a big hug before the "Snooze" singer revealed, "Lizzo and I have been friends since 2013 when we were both on a tiny RedBull tour together opening up in small rooms for like 100 people. And to be on the stage with her is so amazing, I'm so grateful."
Stevie Wonder Performs an In Memoriam Tribute to Tony Bennett
Wonder kicked off the ceremony's annual tribute portion by honoring his late friend and fellow musical icon, who died in July 2023 at age 96.
"I remember hearing Tony Bennett singing 'For Once in My Life' when I was like 13 or 14 years old," Wonder said during the tribute. "But what's amazing is I was able to actually sing the song with someone that I admired for so long, not just because of his voice, which was incredible, but because of his art, his love for art, his love for peace, his love for unity, his love for civil rights."
Oprah Goes Full Oprah
Throughout several moments in the night, the 70-year-old media mogul was caught on camera dancing, singing along and simply living her best life during the show — including an enthusiastic response to Cyrus' showstopping performance of "Flowers."
Taylor Swift Announces an Upcoming New Album
While accepting her 13th Grammy for best pop vocal album for her album Midnights, Taylor Swift also announced she'll be releasing a brand new album, The Tortured Poets Department, coming out on April 19.
"I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way. But I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans," Swift said in her speech. "So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I've been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out on April 19."
Joni Mitchell Moves the Crowd
At 80 years old, Joni Mitchell gave her debut Grammys performance, a gorgeous rendition of her classic "Both Sides Now."
"Whether we know it or not any one of us out here who ever dreamed of becoming a truly self-revealing singer-songwriter did it standing on the shoulders of one, Joni Mitchell," friend Brandi Carlile said when introducing Mitchell, who also won best folk album on Sunday night.
JAY-Z Receives the Global Impact Award with Blue Ivy by His Side
"Thank you very much. I used to say it was a sippy cup for Blue, but Blue's grown up now she doesn't take sippy cups," he began. "And she has her own Grammys."
Kacey Musgraves Teases New Music ... with a Commercial!
Kacey Musgraves had her fans' wheels turning when she teased new music on Saturday with nine cryptic (and caption-less) Instagram posts of her lying naked in a green field. A day later, during the 66th Grammy Awards, she released a video showing her in different areas of nature and seemingly confirming new music to come.
Meryl Streep Shares a Playful Moment with Son-in-Law Mark Ronson
Meryl Streep presented the record of the year with her son-in-law, Mark Ronson. The two even shared a cheeky moment where Streep pointed out that despite being one of the most decorated producers, the new dad has previously lost in the song of the year category.
Celine Dion Makes a Surprise Appearance
Celine Dion had the audience on their feet when she made a surprise appearance to present the album of the year award to Taylor Swift, who became the first person to win the category four times.
"When I say I’m really happy to be here, I really mean it,” Dion, who was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome back in 2022, told the adoring crowd.
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